Nagaland University organises national seminar on yoga
Dimapur, June 27 (EMN): Nagaland University (NU), Lumami campus, organised a one-day national seminar on yoga on June 20 on the theme “Yoga and human well-being: Emerging perspectives”. The seminar was sponsored by Inter-University Centre for Yogic Sciences (IUCYS), Bengaluru.
An update from the university stated that the keynote at the inaugural session was delivered by Prof. Pardeshi Lal, vice chancellor of Nagaland University. In his speech, Prof. Lal dwelt on the functioning of the human brain and how the yogic discipline and practice could help in stimulating better mental functioning, neural system, brain parts and overall intellectual capabilities.
In his opening remarks, the chairperson of the organising committee and dean of Social Sciences, Prof. MK Sinha, contextualised the recent engagement with yoga beyond physical exercise and as a cultural lifestyle.
Report stated that the national seminar was divided into two technical sessions, wherein the first session was focused on the philosophical dimensions of yoga and its contribution to the world in contemporary times. The presenters were from Central University of Himachal, faculties from state universities and colleges of UP and Bihar. It was chaired by Dr. Likhase Sangtam, department of Political Science, Nagaland University.
The second session was focused on specific practical aspects of yoga in relation to health, pregnancy, gender minority stress and nervous system. It was chaired by Prof. Athungo Ovung, department of Sociology, Nagaland University. It added that two offline presentations were made by scholars of Nagaland University apart from online presentations.
The national seminar was attended by faculty and students from Nagaland University as well as from KVK, NU, Lumami.
The valedictory address was delivered by Moangsangba, controller of examinations, Nagaland University.